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Feb
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answered What are the preconditions for a trump promotion in bridge?
Jan
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comment Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens That's a good point.
Jan
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answered Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
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Dec
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comment Are there viable alternatives to a “three level pre-empt” with a good seven card suit?
even AKQxxx and AKQxxxx are fairly different holdings from the perspective of responder. I've cheated down to a two-level preempt holding JT-seventh, but in general a good 7-card suit should never open at the two-level.
Dec
7
comment Are there viable alternatives to a “three level pre-empt” with a good seven card suit?
6-12 is a pretty wide range given that there's little room for exploration. I've more often seen beginners taught 6-10 HCP with 2 of the top 3, with more aggressive preempting coming when the player has more experience and thus more ability to evaluate hands with measures other than HCP.
Dec
7
comment Are there viable alternatives to a “three level pre-empt” with a good seven card suit?
Oops, I meant to remove that K from the example hand. I've edited to do so.
Dec
7
revised Are there viable alternatives to a “three level pre-empt” with a good seven card suit?
Remove a K from an example hand.
Dec
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answered Are there viable alternatives to a “three level pre-empt” with a good seven card suit?
Nov
23
answered Does a light fourth seat opening work on the same principle as fourth seat “balancing?”
Nov
9
revised With which “non-trump” holdings is a 4-4 fit superior to a 5-4 fit?
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Nov
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comment How little strength should I have in bid suits for a negative double?
@PieterGeerkens I don't understand your objection to fit jumps; perhaps we use a different definition? For me, a fit jump shows something like 9 cards in partner's suit and the suit you jump in (usually 4-card support and a 5-card suit). Doesn't that make it easier to find a secondary fit if one exists?
Nov
8
answered With which “non-trump” holdings is a 4-4 fit superior to a 5-4 fit?
Aug
13
comment bridge question regarding answering opening of 1 of a major
As Peter mentions in his answer below, please update your question with information about the bidding system you are playing. For example, Standard American, Acol, Goren, etc.
Aug
10
comment Bridge: Opening lead from AK - why K instead of A
@ryanyuyu Rules of thumb for leading from an honor sequence are quite different from rules of thumb for leading from an unsupported honor or worthless suit.
Aug
10
comment Bridge: Opening lead from AK - why K instead of A
@user93353 Leading an unsupported ace against a high-level contract is far more common than all of the following situations being true: (a) opening leader has a 7+ card suit, (b) partner has a void, (c) the suit might be headed by the AK or KQ, (d) it matters whether partner ruffs at trick 1, (e) the A is not in dummy.
Aug
9
answered Bridge: Opening lead from AK - why K instead of A
Aug
9
answered Bridge: Which transfer do you use with both majors - one 5 carder and another 4 carder
Feb
25
answered How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
Feb
25
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
@TomAu I remember from your previous discussions that your definition of 2C is somewhat different from what is now common in systems based on Standard American (essentially all hands with 22+ HCP or any hand with 8.5+ top tricks). With that agreement, neither partner is captain after 2C-2D-2S since 2S does not set trumps and neither player is narrowly limited in strength. After 2C-2D-2NT, responder is captain since opener is limited to 22-24 HCP balanced.